London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 April

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 60 months ago
London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 April

Author appearances, poetry and spoken word events in London this Easter week

Thursday 4 April: Mohsin Hamid, Ross Sutherland, Charlie Dark, Riz MC and Nadine Shah are at Book Slam (7.30pm, £6 / £8).

Rohan Kriwaczek is at Waterstones Hampstead to talk about his short stories set in Golders Green (7pm, £6 / £4).

Antony Clayton talks about the world beneath London's streets, at Paddington Library, for Cityread London (7.30pm, free, email to book a place).

Adam Kammlering and the Roundhouse Collective join the regulars at Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £7 / £5).

Alys Torrance hosts Story Jam at Canvas and Cream in Forest Hill, with Andrew Barnett Jones, Stephe Harrop, Cat Gerrard and Emily Parrish (7pm, £5).

Performance storytellers Tim Ralphs, Xanthe Gresham, Ben Haggarty and Nell Phoenix are with The Crick Crack Club at Rich Mix (7.30pm, £6 / £8).

Martin Gurdon comes to Clapham Books to talk about his latest chickens book Doing Bird (7pm, free).

Poets Jaap Blonk, Holly Pester and Ollie Evans are Xing the Line at The Apple Tree (7.30pm).

Friday 5 April: Join the launch party for Joseph D'Lacey's Black Feathers at the Big Green Bookshop (6.30pm, free).

Paul Eccentric and his team are telling stories at the Tea Box in Richmond (8pm, £6).

Deanna Rodger is the guest at new night Lipped Ink at the Poetry Cafe, run by Cultural Chameleon Press's Mark 'Mr T' Thompson (7.30pm, £5).

Ruth O'Callaghan presents Sue Guirney and Peter Phillips at the Camden Poetry Series (7pm, £5 / £4).

Saturday 6 April: Steve Cole, Terrance Dicks, Ben Aaronovitch, Justin Richards, Jonathan Morris and Gary Russell celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary at Waterstones Piccadilly (3pm, £5 / £3).

There's a Dada poetry open mic at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5).

Sunday 7 April: Taiye Selasi talks to Hannah Pool about her debut novel Ghana Must Go, at the Southbank Centre (7pm, £8).

Emily Hinshelwood reads at Torriano Poets (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Monday 8 April: Sebastian Faulks is at the British Library to talk about A Week in December, this year's Cityread London novel (6.30pm, £7.50 / £5).

David Parry has turned the Gruntlers into Allthing, and is curating an all-afternoon poetry moot at the Poetry Cafe (2.30pm, £5 / £3).

Exiled Writers Ink guests at the Poetry Cafe are Yasin Aziz, Maria Eugenia Bravo Calderara, Victor Schonfeld and Bashir Sakhawarz (7.30pm, £4 / £2).

Tuesday 9 April: Liars' League heads back to the Phoenix with tales of Twist and Turn (7.30pm, £5).

Poejazzi brings Cecilia Ann Knapp, Kareem Parkins Brown, Alex Mills, Bagel Project and Jono McCleery to Surya (7.30pm, £5).

Commissario Guido Brunetti creator Donna Leon talks to Judith Flanders at Daunt Books in Marylebone (7pm, £8).

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is at the Southbank Centre to chat about her novel Americanah (7.45pm, £10).

Niall O'Sullivan hosts open mic night Poetry Unplugged at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

Catch Taiye Selasi again at Waterstones London Wall (5.30pm).

Wednesday 10 April: Women writers of all genres appear at Loose Muse at the Poetry Cafe, hosted by Agnes Meadow (8pm, £5 / £3).

Fiona Sampson and James Miller read from their new books at Waterstones Piccadilly (7pm, free but email to reserve  a place).

Book ahead: Sheila Heti's appearance at the London Review Bookshop has already sold out, but you can join her for a Literary Dinner instead on 2 May (£30).

Last Updated 03 April 2013